Michael White – High Point Rustic Kitchen Albuquerque
This year’s Restaurant Neighbor Superhero spearheads the charity Kitchen Kids Inc, which is in its 6th year of providing free cooking courses where kids work side-by-side with professionals. He is also the director of the 505 Food Fights, a food competition that promotes our industry and has raised tens of thousands for charity. His own personal and physical challenges have been no match for his superpowers of empathy and tenacity. In his words, he uses life’s challenges as motivation to professionally and personally be an inspiration to others chasing down their dreams. Congrats to 2021 Restaurant Neighbor Winner Mike White of High Point Grill and Rustico Italian Kitchen.
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Chef Michael White’s Charities
505 Food & Bar Fights –A bracket-style culinary competition! Chefs, bakers, bartenders, and restaurant professionals face off head to head in a timed, secret-ingredient challenge. Competitors must come up with on-the-spot creations under stress, judges scrutiny, and time limit. The best part…it’s ALL for local charities!
The Kitchen Kids Inc.– The Kitchen Kids Inc. is a chef-lead cooking class for all-abilities children. Students will learn fun and simple from-scratch recipes that they can apply at home. Talented chefs from all over New Mexico join Chef Mike to teach this valuable life skill, and provide a creative outlet for children to explore new ideas.
About High Point Rustic Kitchen
High Point Rustic Kitchen offers a full menu of chef-inspired, award-winning wagyu burgers, mac & cheese, sandwiches, appetizers, and many other from-scratch dishes. 7 screens to show the most anticipated sports events alongside family friendly movies